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Peace monitors with Thabo Makgoba (on right), the Anglican archbishop of Cape Town. Photos courtesy of the authors.

Leadings of the Spirit

American and South African activists bring election monitoring to Cape Town suburbs.

A member of Cape Eastern Meeting in South Africa, Rommel Roberts has been an activist in various human rights, development, and nonviolent election campaigns. Through his work with Bishop Tutu, he traveled internationally among Friends and others to develop anti-apartheid support. He is the author of Seeds of Peace.

Robin Roberts, originally from California, is involved with rural and township development work, focused especially on Black youth and women. She and Rommel have fostered two girls for the past seven years. She is an internationally known artist.

Lark Worth of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., met Rommel in 1987 when he toured Philadelphia-area meetings and Quaker schools with the challenging question: “How do we love in the face of fear and hate?”

Posted in: Features, Friends in Africa
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Faith and Experience in Education: Essays from Quaker Perspectives

Edited by Don Rowe and Anne Watson. Trentham Books, 2018. 256 pages. $41.95/paperback or eBook. As an early childhood teacher, […]

Sharlee DiMenichi is a member of Lehigh Valley Meeting in Bethlehem, Pa. She has taught preschool and elementary school and is currently an English as a second language instructor.

Posted in: June/July 2019 Books, June/July 2019: Food Choices, Quaker Book Reviews
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What’s the Point of a Meeting?

Liberal Friends might want to consider how we can be more engaged with our physical neighborhoods.

Mackenzie Morgan is a software engineer and a member of Adelphi (Md.) Meeting. She is currently serving as clerk of the meeting’s Communications Subcommittee, and as clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Advancement and Outreach Committee. She’s the editor on QuakerOutreach.com.

Posted in: Going Viral with Quakerism, Online Features
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Toward a Right Relationship with Finance: Debt, Interest, Growth, and Security

By Pamela Haines, Ed Dreby, David Kane, and Charles Blanchard. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 9, 2016. 126 […]

Tom Head is a member of Bridge City Meeting in Portland, Ore., and professor of economics at George Fox University. Both his professional work and his Quaker service have focused on international trade, finance, economic development, and international relations. He has a passion for interfaith dialogue and contemplating the role of world religions in the global economy.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Constitution Day in Fjelhamar, Norway, May 17, 2014.

Equality among Today’s Vikings

Quaker testimonies don’t have to be compromised in politics.

George Lakey’s research for his new book Viking Economics (available from QuakerBooks) was supported by Swarthmore College during his seven years there as professor. He cofounded Earth Quaker Action Team (eqat.org) whose new campaign unites concerns for racial, economic, and climate justice. His column on Wagingnonviolence.org is “Living Revolution.”

Posted in: Features, September 2016
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Quaker Works April 2016

Recent work by Quaker organizations.

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Walking From Shadows Into Light

“… for we walk by faith not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) As a retired person, walking has become a way […]

Peter Lang lives in Morris Plains, NJ, and is a member of Chatham-Summit Meeting. As a Traveling Friend, Peter has visited numerous meetings in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and New York Yearly Meeting sharing his program, "My Journey with Thomas Kelly; Seeking the Light Within."

Posted in: Departments, Reflection
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Quaker Testimony in Green Building

In the late 1990s, the building that housed Friends Committee on National Legislation was literally falling apart. “There were filing […]

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